Softsoap Limited Edition Body Wash giveaway

Softsoap Blushing Bouquet Moisturizing Body Wash

Softsoap Blushing Bouquet Moisturizing Body Wash

My shower has become an oasis in my house. I’ve done a complete turnaround when it comes to using body washes and now welcome them instead of being afraid of them! That means I get to recommend the two new Softsoap Limited Edition Moisturizing Body Washes that I was sent and have been enjoying myself.

Softsoap Limited Edition Moisturizing Body Wash

Softsoap Limited Edition Moisturizing Body Wash

Softsoap came out with these two new fragrances just for summer. As a matter of fact they’ll only be available until September 2017 at Walmart. That means you need to hurry and pick some up.

Softsoap Eternal Bloom Body Wash

Softsoap Eternal Bloom Body Wash

My personal favorite is Eternal Bloom since it’s a Pear and Apple fragrance which I find delicious to experience.

Softsoap Blushing Bouquet Body Wash

Softsoap Blushing Bouquet Body Wash

Softsoap Blushing Bouquet Body Wash has what they call a May Blossom fragrance so if you love spring flowers you’re going to go wild with this one.

Both body washes are moisturizing and have lovely suds. You’ll feel revitalized when you emerge from your Softsoap shower, enough that you might not even regret Monday mornings!  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Softsoap was kind enough to offer a giveaway for 3 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers to win both of these Limited Edition Body Washes. The giveaway is open through 6/18 @11:59 p.m. EST. The two requirements we have are to subscribe by email and comment; anything after that gives you more chances to win.

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Feeling fresh with Farmhouse Fresh Body Wash!

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

I have been in love with Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Creams forever and now three of their best-selling scents are available in Body Wash ($18)! First, let’s talk scents. There’s Fluffy Bunny, which is a southern mint julep with a hint of lavender; Pink Moon, which is spun sugar with licorice blossom; and Rainbow Road, the one I was sent to test, which is white Bartlett pear with coconut. (I adore Rainbow Road so much I have a beautiful Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Shea Butter Cream that I just keep repurchasing because it goes so well with my sink, ha!)

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road on my sink!

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road on my sink!

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Layering scents is the best, so lathering up with Rainbow Road Body Wash in the shower or as a bubble bath then slathering up with Rainbow Road Body Lotion afterward is a heavenly experience.  The coconut base is rich and deep, and the fruity Bartlett pear is fresh and clean. Together it makes for an amazing scent that is great to catch a whiff of all day long.

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Farmhouse Fresh Rainbow Road Body Wash

Besides smelling terrific, the Body Wash has tons of skin loving ingredients, including aloe, vitamin E, chamomile, arnica Montana flower, and green tea. It lathers up nicely and leaves my skin feeling clean yet soft and hydrated, with the barest hint of scent…which I then always solidify by adding that extra layer of Farmhouse Fresh Body Lotion (or Body Oil…the Clementine Body Oil and Honey-Magnolia Body Oil are especially nice). The Body Wash is 95% natural, vegan, paraben and sulfate-free.  Great stuff!!

There isn’t one single product from Farmhouse Fresh that I haven’t developed an instant passion for – I mean, come on, this is the line that actually convinced my blog partner Marcia to try body products!!! The Body Washes are terrific and well worth checking out. You can find them in top destination spas, resorts, and retailers across the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as online at farmhousefreshgoods.com.  – Lisa

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Need a yogurt infusion? Aveeno® introduces new products and we have a giveaway @AveenoUS

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

AVEENO® has welcomed 2017 in a great way. The newest addition to the Aveeno® family will have you all warm and cozy. These new products are formulated not only with their Active Naturals Oatmeal but now they have nutrient rich yogurt added. These will make your dry skin feel even more moisturized.             pr samples

There are two body washes as well as two body creams. Imagine the warm soothing smell of vanilla and oats that will make you forget the winter winds, cold, and snow. Also imagine the delicious fragrance of apricot and honey to whisk you away to an oasis of peace. That’s what you’ll get when using these products.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt

AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING YOGURT BODY WASH

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

If you haven’t used Aveeno’s® Body Washes yet you don’t know what you are missing. They are always creamy and never leave your skin stripped. Yogurt Body Wash is formulated with a patented Natrasurf® technology created to gently cleanse without damaging your skin or leaving it feel dry.

The two fragrances are new to Aveeno® and are delicious. I’m particularly fond of (obsessed with) the Apricot and Honey one. I love the sweetness of this and how it makes my shower smell.

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats

AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING BODY YOGURT

Same two great fragrances that are available in their body creams.  These contain the essential vitamins, lactose, proteins, lactic acid and lipids found in yogurt. These products contain a new Activbind® Complex which help provide long lasting moisture that will leave you hydrated for 48 hours.

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

These delicious winter friendly bath and body items are priced as $7.49 (body wash) and $7.99 (body yogurt lotion) and can be easily found where Aveeno® is sold. You won’t want to miss this experience.  — Marcia

NOW FOR A GIVEAWAY: Aveeno® is kindly offering 2 sets of each fragrance to 2 Beauty Info US subscribers. That means 4 winners. All you have to do is decide whether Vanilla and Oats OR Apricot and Honey is the one you’d be most eager to win and follow the rules on our Rafflecopter. If I can’t find your subscription and your comment you’d be eliminated. If comments close before the giveaway ends on 2/22/17 at 11:59 pm EST then email me at [email protected] and label it Aveeno. Be sure you click the I commented button in the Rafflecopter or your entry won’t show up when I have Rafflecopter choose the winners.

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Beauty items to stock up on! Bargains for Meijer Fall Beauty Week

L'Oreal Root Cover Up and Yes to Carrots Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion

I have been loving Facebook lately because of all the awesome ‘back to school’ photos. I don’t care how old you are, there is something magical about this time of year…new beginnings, new friends, and even better – new beauty products! Fall is the perfect time to finish up the products you got for summer and replenish your stash. I’ve partnered with Meijer in anticipation of their Fall Beauty Week that starts September 11th and here are four items to stock up on that are worth the extra closet and drawer space.

Dove Men CareDove Deep Moisture Hydrating Body Wash

1.Body wash. I’ve been using Dove Body Wash forever, so I am happy to see that these will be on sale at Meijer during Fall Beauty Week. If the men in your life are like mine, they resist body wash in favor of bar soap…but I think the Dove Clean Comfort will change their minds. This is an excellent multi-purpose soap that works for body and face, and it has a refreshing outdoorsy scent that isn’t overwhelming.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
2. Toothpaste. We all need toothpaste and there are so many options out there (and so many on sale next week!), but I hope you will try my favorite, Colgate Optic White Platinum. I am totally stocking up on this – I prefer a paste over a gel, and this one makes teeth visibly whiter in just three days.Yes to Carrots Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion

3.  Body lotion. Lotion is a year round must-have and I know I panic when I don’t have back up bottles. I am loving the Yes to Coconut Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion because it seems perfect in every sort of weather – it’s light, so it feels great even in hot and sticky weather. It’s super hydrating, so it’s perfect for dry winter skin.  t’s also so nice to have a spray lotion, which makes application easy and convenient. This was even a 2014 Allure Best of Beauty Winner.

L'Oreal Root Cover Up
4.  Root cover up. Gals who color their hair have a deep understanding of the nightmare that begins with the dreaded last spray of root cover up. I always have three bottles of this on hand…any less and I start to panic. The L’Oreal Root Cover Up is perfect for instantly touching up roots, and the money saved by stretching out time between hair appointments is incredible. Stock up while this is on sale!!

So many of my favorite items are on sale next week that I have a whole other post with skin care recommendations. These four items are the ones to buy multiples of for the upcoming winter – take advantage of the wonderful prices on these fantastic products during Fall Beauty Week at Meijer!  – Lisa

Meijer Back to School Dove and Colgate products

*post sponsored by Meijer, all opinions and advice my own!

Sweating with Orange Theory and getting clean with LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3-in-1 Sport Luxe

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I have been taking advantage of my extra time off this summer by concentrating on getting fit and healthy. Last June I discovered Orange Theory Fitness, which is a nation-wide gym based on the theory that keeping your heart rate at a particular level (the orange level) for at least 12 minutes in an hour results in an increased metabolic rate for the next 36 hours. That means less working out and more burning fat!

Orange Theory FitnessWhat I love most about the Orange Theory classes is they totally fly by. It’s interval training with three different types of stations – treadmill, rowing machines, and weights – and you don’t do anything for very long, which means it never get monotonous. Hey, I can do pretty much anything for 90 seconds! I also love the results. I’ve never slimmed down so fast. What I don’t particularly love is how I smell after a class. I walk out of there so sweaty it literally looks like I just got out of the shower…although it definitely doesn’t smell that way.

LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3 in 1 Sport LuxeOnce I get home I immediately jump in the shower and lather up with Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Bodywash ($16), which is a sulfate-free body wash that was created specifically for tackling the sweat and oil that come from a really great workout. Ingredients include coconut oil infused with something called Smartsport Technology, which is gentle but still cleanses like crazy. It also has rosehip and aloe, making it a nice base for shaving.

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LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3 in 1 Sport LuxeThis sulfate-free body wash smells wonderfully fresh and clean in a unisex way – I guess the packaging suggests it’s marketed for women, but the men in your life will love it too.  The Healthy Sport Luxe Bodywash is part of the new ‘100% Healthy products made with love and without harsh chemicals’ from LaVanila. You won’t be reluctant to break a sweat with this terrific body wash!  – Lisa

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Don’t worry, bee happy with our Beessential Giveaway!

beessential-logoWho is the hardest working insect in show business? The honey bee! Bees are essential to our agriculture and the body and skin care company Beessential celebrates the honey bee with their wonderful natural products.

BeessentialEverything Beessential makes is mixed by hand on their beehive family farm in Ohio. Each product starts with fresh honey, beeswax and Propolis. They only add other natural ingredients like coconut, olive and hemp oils, so their body washes, creams, and lip balms are all natural and free of chemicals. Get ready to ‘bee’ super excited — this awesome cruelty-free company is offering a giveaway just for Beauty Info Zone readers!Beessential Giveaway!

I have to hand to this great little company – they not only support the environment, they also support the charity of your choice, as 10% of their profits are donated to whatever charity you choose at SweetYear.Org.

I tested the Beessential Natural Body Wash ($8.99), Foaming Hand Soap ($7.99), and Natural Lip Balms ($10.15 for a pack of 4). The body washes and hand soaps all have a lovely combination of honey, aloe, hemp, and coconut and olive oils that cleanse and leave skin super moist and soft. They lather up beautifully and smell terrific!Beessential Moisturizing Natural Body Wash

For your body, the Grapefruit & Lemongrass Body Wash is a fresh smelling cleanser that feels so good in the shower.

  • Natural Body Wash for Sensitive Skin
  • Fresh and revitalizing natural citrus scent
  • Made with moisturizing Coconut, Olive and Hemp oils
  • Aloe and Honey soften skin
  • Moisturizing, gentle Virgin Hemp Oil and Vegetable Glycerin
  • SLS-Free Body Wash

The scent is subtle and more on the green side than on the citrus side. Other scents available include Peppermint and Lavender & Bergamot.

Beessential Foaming Hand SoapThe Natural Foaming Hand Soap is completely different from the body wash. It isn’t a gel, it’s a foamy consistency right from the get go. The Grapefruit and Lemongrass scent is so beautiful and refreshing and the Lavender & Bergamot scent is wonderfully soothing.

  • Clean, pleasant scent
  • Uses natural cleansers gentle on skin
  • Moisture-rich, luxurious lather
  • Nourishing Coconut, Olive and Virgin Hemp Oils
  • Aloe, HoneyHydrating
  • SLS and Paraben Free

The coconut and olive oils cleanse, and the hemp, honey, and aloe leave hands soft and supple.

Beessential Natural Lip BalmBeessential Natural Lip BalmI have a bit of an obsession with lip balm and Beessential’s Natural Lip Balm is definitely the bee’s knees. Ingredients include virgin olive and coconut oils, beeswax, aloe, honey, and hemp…a moisturizing party for your lips. The 4 pack is an awesome value at only $10.15, and the flavors available include Lemon Lavender, Orange Ginger, Peppermint, and Honey (my personal favorite!).

You can find Beessential online, and there is also a store locator on their website.

Beessential Giveaway Prize 1Beessential Giveaway Prize 2This just might ‘bee’ your lucky day, because Beessential has offered a giveaway! You could win one of two prize packages. Both prizes include a full size Relaxing Lavender Hand & Body Cream with Bergamot, which is an awesome shea and cupuacu butter based moisturizing cream that gives skin mega hydration. One winner will also get a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Lemon Lavender, and the other winner will receive a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Peppermint. Bee smart and enter now!  – Lisa
Giveaway information:   This giveaway ends 7/6/16 at 11:59 PM EST and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and leave a comment. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it BEE. Comment in the email and continue on.

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Refresh yourself with RepHresh

RepHresh Soothing and Active Fresh WashThis review is for women and girls only – sorry guys! But a woman’s body is different, and we have specific needs for specific parts of our anatomy. RepHresh sent me two of their new pH-balanced shower washes made specifically for women to try – the RepHresh™ Soothing Wash and the RepHresh™ Active Fresh Wash.

So why in the world do women need a specific ‘crotch wash’? Basically because that area has a different pH level. It’s sensitive and typical soap products can be extremely irritating. As an avid bike rider, I have to tell you that these personal washes have been invaluable. I am much more comfortable…I honestly had no idea how important this personal hygiene step was.

RepHresh Soothing Wash

Both the Soothing Wash and the Active Fresh Wash balance out your pH level and give 24 hour odor protection.

The RepHresh™ Soothing Wash is gentle enough for daily use. It is very soothing and calming, and it has a light scent that just smells fresh.

RepHresh Active Fresh Wash

RepHresh™ Active Fresh Wash is both a deodorizer and an odor neutralizer. The scent is more on the green side, with calendula, citrus fruit and ginseng root.

So can you use these washes on the rest of your body? Sure! But I don’t, just because I want to save them for their original purpose. I also want to point out again that these washes do have a light fragrance and they are meant for neutralizing odor and rebalancing your pH level. I like them much better than traditional soap, although I know that some women prefer to simply use water without soap.  

RepHresh is found nationally at drug stores. For additional information visit www.rephresh.com. – Lisa

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